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00:02:14 1 Etymology
00:03:34 2 History
00:03:43 2.1 Initial settlements
00:06:12 2.2 Foundation and expansion
00:11:26 2.3 Ottoman rule
00:15:00 2.4 Modern era
00:21:38 2.4.1 2011 Egyptian revolution
00:23:24 2.4.2 Post-revolutionary Cairo
00:23:49 3 Geography
00:27:42 3.1 Climate
00:29:22 3.2 Metropolitan area
00:29:42 3.3 Satellite cities
00:30:09 3.4 Planned new capital
00:30:33 4 Infrastructure
00:30:42 4.1 Health
00:31:27 4.2 Education
00:32:05 4.3 Transportation
00:33:48 4.4 Other forms of transport
00:34:16 4.5 Sports
00:38:50 5 Culture
00:38:59 5.1 Cultural tourism in Egypt
00:39:09 5.2 Cairo Opera House
00:39:47 5.3 Khedivial Opera House
00:40:23 5.4 Cairo International Film Festival
00:41:29 5.5 Cairo Geniza
00:42:22 5.6 Religion
00:43:17 6 Economy
00:44:16 6.1 Cairo's automobile assembler and manufacturer
00:45:00 7 Cityscape
00:45:09 7.1 Historical sites and landmarks
00:45:25 7.2 Tahrir Square
00:46:38 7.3 Egyptian Museum
00:47:12 7.4 Cairo Tower
00:47:53 7.5 Old Cairo
00:49:09 7.6 Islamic Cairo
00:54:03 7.7 Citadel of Cairo
00:54:55 7.8 Khan el-Khalili
00:55:49 8 Pollution
00:59:18 9 International relations
00:59:34 9.1 Twin towns/sister cities
01:00:20 10 Notable people
01:02:33 11 See also

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Cairo ( KY-roh; Arabic: القاهرة‎ al-Qāhirah, pronounced [ælˈqɑːheɾa] pronunciation ; Coptic: ⲕⲁϣⲣⲱⲙⲓ Kashromi) is the capital of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East, and the 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, modern Cairo was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. Cairo is considered a World City with a "Beta +" classification according to GaWC.Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the world's second-oldest institution of higher learning, Al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.
With a population of over 9 million spread over 3,085 square kilometers (1,191 sq mi), Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt. An additional 9.5 million inhabitants live in close proximity to the city. Cairo, like many other megacities, suffers from high levels of pollution and traffic. Cairo's metro, one of two in Africa (the other being in Algiers, Algeria), ranks among the fifteen busiest in the world, with over 1 billion annual passenger rides. The economy of Cairo was ranked first in the Middle East in 2005, and 43rd globally on Foreign Policy's 2010 Global Cities Index.

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